The Liverpool supporters here in the Football Transfer Tavern were naturally delighted to finish in the top four of the Premier League and perhaps more importantly they were thrilled to finish higher than rivals Manchester United.
Next season will be a real test for Liverpool, however, with more games coming courtesy of their foray into European football once again and they must ensure they have a squad capable of the high demands.
One area in which Liverpool should be looking to strengthen is at the heart of the back four with the Reds found suspect at the back on several occasions during the 2016/17 campaign.
One defender who Liverpool must pursue this summer is Southampton powerhouse Virgil van Dijk, with the Dutchman looking destined to play for a bigger club than the Saints at some stage in his career.
The 25-year-old would relish the chance to play in the Champions League with Liverpool and the Reds can ill-afford for one of their divisional rivals to steal a march on them in the transfer market.
A couple of Liverpool supporters are tucking into one of the landlord’s bacon butties from the breakfast menu here in the Tavern and they are desperate to see the Dutch defender lining-up for the Reds next season, stating that his arrival could signal a title challenge from the club next season.
Liverpool fans, would you welcome Van Dijk to the club? Let us know in the comments below!!!
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